How to install Comodo Antivirus for Linux on ubuntu

Comodo Antivirus for Linux (CAVL) is a free antivirus and mail gateway software for your linux system from Comodo Group, Inc. The mail gateway provides anti-spam filter and it block email related threats.And it compatible with Postfix, qmail, Sendmail and Exim MTA’s. It comes with automatic updates, scan scheduler, event viewer and custom scan profiles.

Install Comodo Antivirus for Linux on ubuntu:

Go to Comodo Antivirus for Linux download page. And choose your operating system as Ubuntu from the dropdown and also select 32-bit or 64-bit based on your system. And click the download button. By default, it will download the file in your Downloads folder. The downloaded file name is cav-linux_x64.deb (its for the 64-bit OS). For the 32-bit oS its cav-linux_x86.deb.

Download Comodo Antivirus for linux

To install Comodo Antivirus for Linux, you need to install libssl0.9.8. But in ubuntu 16.04 or later have newer than Comodo wants. But anyway you need to install this libssl0.9.8

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Download libssl0.9.8 (for 64-bit)

Download libssl0.9.8 (for 32-bit)

Download libssl0.9.8 for your OS type (32 or 64 bit) from above link. The default download location is Downloads folder. Open your terminal app and run the below command.

cd Downloads

Then run the below command in terminal.

For 64 bit

sudo dpkg -i libssl0.9.8_0.9.8o-7ubuntu3.2_amd64.deb

For 32 bit

sudo dpkg -i libssl0.9.8_0.9.8o-7ubuntu3.2_i386.deb

Then type the below command in your terminal and hit enter.

sudo apt-get install -f

Then run the below command one by on in your terminal.

sudo dpkg -i cav-linux_x64.deb
sudo apt-get install -f
sudo /opt/COMODO/

when asked press enter. Then continuously press enter to read and confirm the installation.

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2 Responses

  1. A webb says:

    The first time I installed Comodo Antivirus on Linux mint 19.1 just a few days ago, and trying to start in from the desktop icon and with in the all application menu , but it did not even start up. I uninstall it and later I try following the instruction using the terminal command line, then I keep getting at error.

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